Posts With Keyword ‘John Mertz’

Conservation Officer Urges Caution on Frozen Bodies of Water

Posted: Thursday, December 17th, 2009 at 6:25 am


The cold weather has formed ice on the surface of most bodies of water in Marion County, but anxious ice fishermen need to be cautions when trying to get out onto the water.

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Vinton Man Injured in Saturday Hunting Accident

Posted: Monday, December 14th, 2009 at 6:29 am

Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources have released the name of a Vinton man who was injured in a hunting accident west of Pella on Saturday.

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Hunting Accident in Marion County

Posted: Saturday, December 12th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

A man from Vinton suffered a non life-threatening injury when he apparently accidentally shot himself in the calf when holstering his handgun early Saturday afternoon while hunting. Marion County DNR Conservation Officer John Mertz says that the accident occurred near 140th and Hwy 14. The man who has yet to be identified was transported to Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines by Pella Ambulance. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa State Patrol, and the DNR responded. The DNR is continuing its investigation into the incident. KNIA KRLS will have more information as soon as it becomes official.

Safety Should Be at the Forefront for Pheasant Season Opener

Posted: Saturday, October 31st, 2009 at 6:27 am

Saturday is the opening day for pheasant hunting season in Iowa, and despite lower numbers of the game birds in rural parts of the state, an estimated 80,000 hunters are expected to be out across Iowa.

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Bow Season Open for Deer

Posted: Friday, October 2nd, 2009 at 6:27 am

Archery Deer season began statewide Thursday, and despite the wet weather, plenty of bow hunters have already made their way to their stands for the start of the season.

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